History Series / Copper

10th Apr '16 11:43:24 PM Jarl
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* DoomedByCanon: Given when it's set, and the fact that John Wilkes Booth himself makes an appearance, it's clear that there's a ticking clock until Lincoln is shot. [[spoiler:It happens at the end of the climactic episode, and the finale is about the three leads hunting Booth, which is itself an example as they fail in that task.]]



* GoBackToTheSource: The finale is a long journey down south to where Corcoran, Freeman, and Morehouse first met on the battlefield. As they approach the spot where Morehouse was wounded and his leg amputated, the wound even opens back up and begins to bleed, forcing him to seek medical attention.



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24th Oct '15 8:52:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* GenreSavvy: A thief breaks into a house and finds a dead child inside. He realizes that the crime will be blamed on him so he goes straight to the docks and signs up on the next ship to leave town. When he returns more than a year later, he is caught by Corcoran and is smart enough not to try and lie about what happened. Corcoran [[spoiler: believes his story and lets him go]].
2nd Oct '15 5:16:02 AM Morgenthaler
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->''[[{{Tagline}} In 1864, he was New York's Finest.]]''

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->''[[{{Tagline}} In ->''In 1864, he was New York's Finest.]]''
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18th Sep '15 5:32:34 AM jormis29
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* AnswerCut: Corcoran asked Robert [[spoiler:where Kennedy was when they nabbed the second shipment of Greek Fire.]] Cut to [[spoiler:Kennedy in a lab in New York filled with Greek Fire they produced there doing a monologue about how the second shipment was a decoy.]]

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* AnswerCut: Corcoran asked Robert [[spoiler:where Kennedy was when they nabbed the second shipment of Greek Fire.GreekFire.]] Cut to [[spoiler:Kennedy in a lab in New York filled with Greek Fire they produced there doing a monologue about how the second shipment was a decoy.]]



* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Mostly avoided but although there was a Confederate arson plot against New York it did not involve Greek Fire for the simple reason that we ''still'' don't know how it was made.

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* ArtisticLicenseHistory: Mostly avoided but although there was a Confederate arson plot against New York it did not involve Greek Fire GreekFire for the simple reason that we ''still'' don't know how it was made.



* KillItWithFire: A group of Confederate agents plan use a form of Greek Fire to burn down New York City.

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* KillItWithFire: A group of Confederate agents plan use a form of Greek Fire GreekFire to burn down New York City.



* NitroExpress: Robert Morehouse helps Kennedy transport a wagon full of Greek Fire that will explode if one of the barrels has a leak and any of the liquid is exposed to air. [[spoiler: Of course, his actual plan is to sabotage the wagon before it reaches New York so the Greek Fire is destroyed in the explosion.]]

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* NitroExpress: Robert Morehouse helps Kennedy transport a wagon full of Greek Fire GreekFire that will explode if one of the barrels has a leak and any of the liquid is exposed to air. [[spoiler: Of course, his actual plan is to sabotage the wagon before it reaches New York so the Greek Fire is destroyed in the explosion.]]



** Adam, the telegraph operator, is present during most of the business meetings Morehouse Sr. has in his office. The Morehouse family must trust him explicitly when it comes to their financial activities. Significantly, Robert asks him to leave the room when Corcoran comes to discuss [[spoiler: the Greek Fire]].

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** Adam, the telegraph operator, is present during most of the business meetings Morehouse Sr. has in his office. The Morehouse family must trust him explicitly when it comes to their financial activities. Significantly, Robert asks him to leave the room when Corcoran comes to discuss [[spoiler: the Greek Fire]].GreekFire]].
23rd Feb '15 7:27:14 PM PaulA
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** Even disregarding the more blatant [[DirtyCop corruption of the police force]], they just don't deal with investigations the way a modern audience expects. For example, beating people up seems to be a legitimate means of gathering evidence, and the first thing to do after finding a dead body is to [[PrincessBride look through his pockets for money.]]

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** Even disregarding the more blatant [[DirtyCop corruption of the police force]], they just don't deal with investigations the way a modern audience expects. For example, beating people up seems to be a legitimate means of gathering evidence, and the first thing to do after finding a dead body is to [[PrincessBride look through his pockets for money.]]
31st Jan '15 6:03:20 AM Gillimer
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* StrawNihilist: The Schopenhauer-spouting Keating.
12th Dec '14 10:25:17 PM foxley
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* HotGypsyWoman: Lola, one of Eva's girls, who claims her passion in bed in the result of her gypsy blood.


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* MoneyToThrowAway: In "A Morning Song", the Druids start their assault on the precinct by having a naked man run into the station house, throwing handfuls of cash at the police.
27th Nov '14 5:54:06 PM foxley
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* CounterfeitCash: This is the main racket of the Druids gang.
27th Nov '14 5:51:49 PM foxley
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* ShameIfSomethingHappened: This is a tactic Maguire employs after he joins the Druids counterfeiting ring to persuade the local merchants to pay more for the counterfeit cash. For example, he points out to a tobacconist how the important thing to remember about tobacco is that it burns...
27th Nov '14 5:46:25 PM foxley
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* PressGanged: The Union army employs civilian recruiters to help fill its ranks. The more unscrupulous of these approach young men in taverns, [[SlippingAMickey drugging their drinks]], and holding the men prisoner until they can be delivered to the army as 'volunteers'.
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